The Great Ocean Road is one of the spectacular drives in Australia. Beginning in Geelong near Melbourne, it extends south and then westward to the border of South Australia.
Seemingly endless stunning beaches stretch along the Great Ocean Road, the winding road, roaring surf and pretty seascapes remind one of those found in Hawaii, except there is a lot more of them.
The section of road from Geelong to Apollo Bay is called the Surf Coast, further along, the road bends west. A lot of this region is protected, at Port Campbell National Park you can find natural attractions such as the Twelve Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge and London Bridge.
National Parks in this region protect much of the southern coast, including the Otway Ranges, Port Campbell and Lower Glenelg. Just further inland are the Mt Napier and Mt Eccles National Parks.
Summer is a good time to visit here, but even in the colder months, the spectacular views, the cosy towns and places to visit make for a great drive. There are also plenty of tours of this region available from Melbourne and Geelong.
From international hotel chains to small boutique hotels. Ocean resorts, international hotels, holiday apartments and beach homes are becoming increasingly available.
Main Photo: The Great Ocean Road stretches along the southern coast of Victoria to the South Australia border.
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Photo: Surf along the Great Ocean Road